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A Pragmatist's Take
A Pragmatist's Take

By Douglas Moran

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About this blog: As a teenager (in the 1960s), I stumbled across the insight that real power doesn't reside with those who make the final decision, but with those who decide what qualifies as the viable choices. As a grad student, I belonged to an...  (More)

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Politics: Empty appeals to "innovation"
Oct 19, 2014 7:35 pm
Comments: 3 | Views: 603

The word "innovation" is widely bounced around in this campaign, both for Council and the School Board. Anyone actually involved in innovation knows that most... More
In Defense of "Incivility"
Oct 14, 2014 2:45 am
Comments: 17 | Views: 1,660

In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is. — Yogi Berra

Civility is one of those things that in theory you... More
City Council Candidate Forums: Not worth watching
Oct 7, 2014 4:50 am
Comments: 5 | Views: 1,241

People interested in learning about the City Council candidates have asked me if watching re-broadcasts or... More
LWV City Council Candidate Forum: Interesting Points
Oct 1, 2014 5:11 am
Comments: 3 | Views: 1,717

These are my observations about some of what I found interesting at the City Council Candidate Forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters on Tuesday September... More
Campaign Lawn Signs: What you can learn from them
Sep 30, 2014 3:09 am
Comments: 5 | Views: 606

To people who haven't worked in a political campaign, lawn signs may seem to be little more than visual clutter. But once you know what to look for, they can tell... More
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